Introduction To Music Publishing


The Introduction to Music Publishing course introduces students to the history, functions and operations of music publishing, including copyright acquisition, songwriter contracts, performance licensing, mechanical licensing, print publishing, synchronization rights, royalty structures and methods of royalty collection. During this course students will examine the different types of music publishers as well as their roles and responsibilities.

SKU: ONT-T104 Category:

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Course Topics

  • Copyright Basics
  • The History of Music Publishing
  • Tin Pan Alley
  • The Birth of Recording and its Impact on Music Publishing
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • The Evolution of Copyright Law
  • Music Rights
  • Musical Rights & Royalties
  • Music Publishers & Publishing Revenue Streams
  • The Mechanics of a Publishing Deal
  • Performing Rights & Mechanical Licensing Organizations
  • Types of Music Publishers